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1955 In Major League Baseball

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1) Before the Athletics arrive in town, the Kansas City Monarchs move their base of operations to Grand Rapids, Michigan. They retain the name "Kansas City Monarchs" and continue in the Negro American League as a barnstorming team.Trivia powered by ABE

  • True or False?

2) On April 23, the Chicago White Sox tallied a franchise record 29 runs/29 hits against the host Kansas City Athletics, including seven home runs, in a 296 ripping.
WHO was the losing pitcher.

  1. Bobby Shantz
  2. LaMarr Hoyt
  3. Bob Owchinko
  4. Dave Smith

3) On May 12, Sam Jones of the Chicago Cubs no-hits the Pittsburgh Pirates, 40, becoming the first African American to pitch a no-hitter in the Major Leagues.  Jones does it in the hardest way, when In the ninth inning he walks the bases full and then strikes out Dick Groat, Roberto Clemente and Frank Thomas in a row to preserve his victory.

  • True or False?

4) On July 12, in the All-Star Game in Milwaukee's County Stadium, the American League takes a 5-run lead on a 3-run home run by Mickey Mantle off Robin Roberts, only to see the National League tie it. Milwaukee Braves' pitcher Gene Conley strikes out the side in the 12th inning.
WHO homers off Frank Sullivan of the Red Sox to win it.

  1. Rich Ashburn
  2. Stan Musial
  3. Joe Reynolds
  4. Max McGee

5) On September 8 they clinch the National League pennant by beating the Milwaukee Braves, 102, for their 8th straight NL title. They also break their own Major League Baseball record for the earliest clinching.
WHAT team clinched the NL title?

  1. Pittsburgh Pirates
  2. Chicago Cubs
  3. Brooklyn Dodgers
  4. Cincinnati Reds

6) On October 3, no more "wait till' next year" as the Brooklyn Dodgers, brings its first, and only, World Championship to Brooklyn after seven previous frustrated World Series appearances in a 2-0 win over the New York Yankees. The Dodgers win the Series 4 games to 3.
WHO is named Most Valuable Player, the first time the award is given in the World Series?

  1. Harvey Haddox
  2. Don Drysdale
  3. Sandy Koufax
  4. Johnny Podres

7) The American League batting champ was Detroit Tiger Al Kaline hitting .340 (.967 OPS)
WHO was the batting champ for the National League hitting .338 (.897 OPS)

  1. Richie Ashburn
  2. Willie Mays
  3. Ray Boone
  4. Duke Snider

8) Pitcher Robin Roberts of the Philadelphia Phillies had 23 wins and lead the National League.
WHO did NOT lead the American League with 18 wins?

  1. Whitey Ford
  2. Bob Lemon
  3. Frank Sullivan
  4. Morgan Eastwood

9) Cy Young, age 88, Hall of Fame pitcher who won a record 511 games over a 22-year career and pitched three no-hitters, including a perfect game. He died November 4.
WHERE was Cy Young buried?

  1. Hollywood Forever, Hollywood, California,
  2. Green Hill Cemetery, Waynesville, North Carolina
  3. Peoli Cemetery, Peoli, Ohio
  4. Oak Hill Cemetery, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana

10) The legendary, 81 year old Hall of Fame shortstop who won eight National League batting crowns and led the league in RBI, stolen bases, doubles and slugging percentage at least five times each died on December 6.
WHO was the 81 year old Hall of Fame shortstop?

  1. Mike Kelley
  2. Honus Wagner
  3. Hank Thormahlen
  4. Ty Cobb

1955 In Major League Baseball [Answers]

1) True 2) A. 3) True 4) B. 5) C. 6) D. 7) A. 8) D. 9) C. 10) B.

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